US Says Routinely Operates in Sync With Allies After Jets Seen Over Poland-Belarus Border
18:14 GMT 16.11.2021 (Updated: 13:26 GMT 06.08.2022)
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US military routinely operates all types of aircraft in Europe, US Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces in Africa said on Tuesday, commenting on media reports of American reconnaissance planes flying over the Polish-Belarusian border.
"The US Air Force routinely operates all types of aircraft throughout the region and all operations are conducted in full coordination with our allies and partners," a spokesperson said. "The combined training and US security cooperation engagements with Poland demonstrate our shared commitment to maintaining a safe and secure Europe and help ensure a credible defensive posture that is ready and prepared to support operations anywhere on the globe."
The US Air Force conducts routine exercises with Poland and has a rotational force presence, the spokesperson added.
Two US planes, including Bombardier Challenger 650 ARTEMIS and RC-135V, flew over the border between Belarus and Poland, according to Western aviation sources, cited by Russian media on Monday.